Dozens of University of Alabama students taking part in alternative winter break

UA alternative winter break

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - Abby Greenwell is more experienced than the average college student when it comes to alternative winter break.

“I’ve been on two trips in Alabama, a trip to Florida. This will be my third trip internationally,” Greenwell said.

She made sure Friday her paperwork is in order for her next trip. On Saturday, the University of Alabama senior leads a small group of students who’ll bring medical supplies and provide other assistance to people in the Dominican Republic.

“We’ll be working in a rural clinic and doing some public health outreach in the community,” Greenwell, an accounting major, said.

Two student groups will be going to the Dominican Republic and two others will help out in other states. Greenwell says volunteers get the chance to help others and learn what they’re capable of.

“You learn so much about communities, issues and society and about fellow classmates,” she concluded.

Students will return from their alternative winter break about a week later.

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